I’ve completed my first challenge! Actually, I suppose I half completed it, as I haven’t written all of my reviews yet (still trying to re-learn how to balance work with life with blogging – that month off really spoiled me!). But the books are all read, so I’m going to consider it complete for now.
I didn’t have much trouble reading all of the books for the Non-Fiction Five 2009 challenge, especially since I had already personally committed to reading one non-fiction book a month this year. Some of the books I loved more than others (which you’ll see when I post all of the reviews), but I enjoyed all of them. There was a pretty wide variety – three memoirs (two on food, one on politics), a self-help, and a book about the science of sex (how do you classify that?). Here’s my list:
- My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme
- Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
- Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Azadah Moaveni
- A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
- Your Time-Starved Marriage by Les and Leslie Parrott
My favorite of the five was definitely A Homemade Life – but then, how could I not love something written by Molly Wizenberg? My least favorite was Your Time-Starved Marriage, but I still felt the read was worthwhile. Thanks to Trish at Trish’s Reading Nook for hosting this great challenge.
Stay tuned for my full reviews on the rest of these books!